Summer has come and gone quickly this year it seems, and we have had a lot of new faces join the box. Just over a year ago in the middle of the summer, Kevin a.k.a Kevlar joined up at TCF.
We would always have conversations before or after he dropped his boys off to the teens classes and I could see that he was interested in joining. After a little while of that routine going on Kevin decided that it was time to give this thing a try.
Like many new members with some pre-existing injuries Kevin was worried that he may get hurt doing Crossfit. We assured him that the best thing to do would be to start slow and gradually increase load and intensity as he began to feel more comfortable.
That gradual progression combined with Kevin`s consistency in his training and attention to his mobility issues has correlated directly to the improvements he has made since first walking through the doors about a year ago. Kevin is a regular face in the 6am crew and comes in Sunday mornings to get his recovery and stretch on during Mobility classes at 9am on Sundays.
Shout out to Kevin for all the hard work over the last year, you get to carry the belt now for the rest of the month.
1.How long have you been doing Crossfit?
I have been doing cross-fit for 1 year. My kids started the teen program at TCF last summer and when I would come to pick them up I was intrigued by the workouts and also noticed how the gym was more like a community than just a gym. It was definitely different than the gym I was a member at. After signing up for the foundations, I was hooked.
2. Name your favourite/least favourite movements?
My least favourite movements are rowing and any movement that involves pushing over the head. My favourite movement is the deadlift. Before joining, I had previous back issues and when I joined TCF, for whatever reason, this was the movement that I was concerned with the most. With good instruction on technique, and slowly increasing my weights, this is now one of my favourites.
3. What are the biggest changes that you have noticed since you joined Transition Crossfit?
There are really too many changes to describe. In addition to the obvious ones of better strength and endurance, the biggest overall change is that I just feel physically better everyday. Coming to x-fit 4-5 times per week, my body is always sore, but in a good way. No more bad back issues and my hip and shoulder mobility is much better than when I started. The biggest non physical change is the amount of time that I sleep on the train to and from work after the 6 am classes and a day at work.
4. Favourite benchmark workout?
Cindy I am ok with pull-ups, push ups and squats, so this is onewhere I can do all the movements.
5. Name three goals or weaknesses that you would like to improve on in the next 3/6/12 months.
3 Months: I can land a couple double unders in a row, but within the next 3 months I want to be able to complete double unders in a WOD.
6 months - one of my weaknesses is shoulder strength and partly why I do not like to pushing weights over my head. Want to work on strengthening these movements.
12 months - I want to redo the strength cycle and improve upon my PB's.